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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Your collection is lightyears ahead from my puny one (and in fact from most SFers) :)
    I'm trying to trim down my RTW shoes to the ones that fits my puny feet (I wear a B width if available). Or something that's more personal, like a pair of 30+yrs old JLP passed down from my dad (and resized to fit me)
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks B-M! I must say they look even better with a high shine. My iphone photos don't do them justice.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's some more pics of those Hiro Yanagimachi boots

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    we need photos of the jlp
     
  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nothing fancy, just an old JLP RTW loafer called Romeo (discontinued a long time ago) :)
     
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    laufer Senior member

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    Nutcracker,

    I just want to thank you for all the work you put in this and other threads especially taking time to translate some of the articles. Thank you. I want to visit that beautiful land again so I will dedicate some time exploring sartorial world.

    PS. I owe you a drink.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Glad you enjoyed the articles :fonz:

    and you're right, while we only discuss about shoes here, there are also tons to explore in the sartorial world of Japan
     
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    Photos still!
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here you go :)

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    JLP Romeo, from 30 yrs ago or so. Blake constructed, not sure if they are made in Italy. Old and moldy, I first gave them a good cleaning.

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    The old John Lobb Paris logo

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    I acquired a pair of genuine JL sock sheets from my local JL boutique, and had the folks at Rifare, Tokyo, construct a custom insole to resize the shoes (down 1 full size)

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    The underside: A thick sheet of foam is attached and shaped

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    The socks fit perfectly. Even better, the once baggy loafers fit quite snuggly now. :)
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From 2013AW Tomorrowland collection, Hidetaka Fukaya's double monk shoes with antique buckles.

    LAST Magazine FB
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    a little too much going on there.
     
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    This is just an excellent thread. My commendations, Nutcracker. I thought my next pair was going to be some St. Crispins, but this whole Japanese thread has changed my mind. I don't know when they'll be available in the US, but my next high end pair will definitely be some Japanese shoes.
     
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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    +1
    Sometimes, less is more.
     
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    I know people on SF have a strong affinity towards sleek shoes with sleek leather, last, and sole. But this pair is not too busy at all.

    Rough grained leather, busy pattern, heavy sole work well with each other. In fact, the best way to improve this pair is to do a full norvegese instead of its current hand sewn welted construction.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are Hidetaka Fukaya's RTW collection, btw. Blake constructed.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fonz:

    As far as I know, Spigola is the only maker who ever ventured out to do shows in the US. I actually asked him a while ago if he is planning to return to the states. He said he would like to, but unfortunately not anytime soon.
     
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    NC do you happen to know the pricing for il micio RTW line? and do they have handwelted model?
    thanks
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hidetaka Fukaya RTW shoes cost ¥89,000~ yen ($895 or so). I believe they are all blake constructed and made in Italy.
     
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